Thursday, 13 August 2009

A different perspective

Although I wasn't actually scheduled to be at the summit tonight, I went up for a couple of hours for some photo taking and we had a bit of a concern about the telescope's image quality, so wanted to have a firsthand look at the start of the night. Not being under the usual time pressure at the start of a typical night, I went off to a different place on the summit - next to the Canada France Hawaii Telescope - to watch the sunset.

We're still seeing the effects of Felicia at the summit with a very high inversion layer and occasional fog although it wasn't too bad this evening. The high cumulus clouds certainly made the sunset look pretty. Haleakala, the 10,000-foot dormant volcano on the island of Maui, can be seen in the distance to the upper right.


Protege said...

Beautiful clouds.;)

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